Happy new year friends! Can you believe it is 2017? Personally, I’ve had a lot of growth over this year but I’m more than happy to move onto a new year. I know it is all the same in the end and nothing has really changed, but it gives me an extra burst of motivation nonetheless. I’m ready to get stuff done and grow even more!
Like a lot of people… getting more healthy is high on my priority list this year. It is high on my priority list every year actually. This year I totally fell off of the bandwagon due to high stress at work and just a lot of weirdness. I have been through so many things this year and it has really caused me to be sort of confused and floundering. I actually joked with my husband a few weeks ago that I thought I was having a mid-life crisis. I’m not even 30 yet! I think that I am getting older now and realizing that I’m not really doing what I love. And that definitely needs to change!
I’ll be the first to confess that my eating habits are horrible. Give me an inch, I’ll definitely take a mile. This year has been a lot of oh I’m so tired, let’s just eat out. So many fries consumed. SO MANY FRIES. Obviously not a great choice for my waistline, but they were quick and easy. Don’t even get me started on the coffee… me and Starbucks are best friends. I don’t even want to look at how much money I spend there monthly!
Basically, a lot of poor choices and weight gain. I feel like crap and it is all my fault! I know what to do to reverse this feeling, don’t we all? The hard part is following through. I do like healthier foods, and after eating like crap for awhile I’m always pleasantly surprised how good veggies taste. That is exactly how I felt when I whipped up this arabic salad recipe for dinner last night. Crunchy, healthy goodness!
This arabic salad is a go-to in many Middle Eastern households. I had it for the first time when I ate my mother-in-law’s food in Egypt. Egyptian food is SO good, and mostly healthy. I’m always jealous of my husband because he just wasn’t raised with the bad eating habits that I was. He eats really healthy even when he isn’t trying to just because he is used to it. He never overeats – I used to be so frustrated when we first got married because he would constantly leave just a spoon or two of food on his plate because he was full. It sounded crazy and wasteful to me. I was always raised to finish everything on my plate. It definitely gave me a different perspective on food and eating habits.
This is definitely a tasty salad that goes with basically anything you are eating and it’s a breeze to put together. The hardest part is dicing the tomatoes, cucumbers and onion. After that, you just combine all of the ingredients and give it a good mix and you are good to go! This arabic salad is definitely going to be a staple for me this year.
Q: What is your New Year’s resolution for this year? Do you want to change your eating habits?
Check out some other yummy salad recipes for the New Year:
Cucumber Sesame Salad from Good Dinner Mom
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Fig, Prosciutto and Burrata Cheese Salad by Just a Taste
Carrot Raisin Pineapple Salad by Noshtashtic